This article will discuss why many who retire will look for additional jobs, and the types of jobs these retirees seem to like. In addition, this article will discuss why many who can afford not to work often choose to do so.
Not everyone who wants to retire completely is able to so. The less generous 401k retirement programs have replaced most of the more generous employer sponsored retirement programs. Also, social security payments with yearly cost of living adjustments (COLAs) do not seem to be as secure a retirement option as they once were. To sustain a reasonable standard of living, many who retire from their jobs will have to find additional jobs that will bring in the extra money they need.
There are plenty of jobs for retired seniors who have worked only in nonprofessional positions. Many retired seniors who do not have college degrees have worked after retirement in retailing jobs, in driving and delivery jobs, and in home care and personal aid jobs.
Others with only nonprofessional education and experience have used eBay, Craigslist, or Amazon.com to sell items online. A good way to test out this job possibility is to sell things around the house when they no longer are needed. If this then seems like a good job, seniors can make a good living if they can purchase products cheaply and then sell them online at a good profit.
Some who retire negotiate agreements with their employers to let them do the same jobs, but in a reduced capacity and with more flexibility. This arrangement also helps employers who have needs for employees who will be available for seasonal and part time project work.
Consulting jobs are attractive to many retirees. These jobs allow retirees to use their decades of valuable job experience in their fields of expertise.
Adjunct teaching positions at colleges are attractive jobs to many seniors who are in retirement. Those retired seniors who teach at colleges might teach credit or noncredit courses.
Those retirees who have college degrees could make money as online tutors. At tutor.com, these retirees can learn how to make $10.00 or more per hour by working 5-30 hours per week out of their homes.
Some seniors can afford to retire, but they miss working at least part time. Although the above jobs only scratch the surface of the vast array of jobs available for retired seniors, they are examples of jobs that many seniors find desirable.
If you are retired and working, what type of job do you have? Why did you choose it? Please comment below.